Sponsored by the Peterborough Historical Society
Concert at Bass Hall, Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St. Peterborough
Since the 1950s coffee houses have served as small venues where folk performers could play their music in an atmosphere of quiet and respect for the musicians and the messages in their songs. When The Folkway first opened in February 1975 it was a “Coffee House” in the best sense of that tradition. The first acts were local guitarists and singers who performed for the love of the music. People came to listen for the same reason and the Folkway soon became known for it’s very respectful and attentive audiences.